"Almost Heaven" vacation packages to be given away hourly June 20

Kelsie Tonkin-Boswell
Kelsie Tonkin-Boswell
Kelsie Tonkin-Boswell, of Braxton County, shared a snapshot of her weekend adventures to #AlmostHeaven.

In celebration of West Virginia’s 154th birthday, the state Division of Tourism will give away a vacation package every hour on Tuesday, June 20.


The West Virginia Day giveaways wrap up the division’s two-week-long Almost Heaven social media blitz, which spurred hundreds of thousands of residents and lovers of West Virginia to share images of why West Virginia is "Almost Heaven" to them on social media.

“We are thrilled with the response we’ve gotten from this campaign as West Virginians continue to flood the internet with beautiful images of Almost Heaven West Virginia,” tourism commissioner Chelsea Ruby said.

“In just two short weeks, campaign reach has topped eight million and continues to grow.”


The giveaways will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Prize packages consist of free overnight stays, meals, and activities at select locations across West Virginia.

The West Virginia Day featured prize package includes a winter getaway for four at Snowshoe Mountain, Ruby said.

“What better way to celebrate West Virginia’s birthday than having people share all of the great things about the state we love and call home?” she asked.


To participate, post a West Virginia image to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #AlmostHeaven.

Winners will be selected randomly from an #AlmostHeaven hashtag search on social media, so participants must make their posts public to be entered to win.

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